WHAT TO PRAY IN THE CHURCH

A Call for Pastors to Pray for Their People

By Ryan Fullerton | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 06.21.2016

Pastors, here are six biblical truths that I hope will jolt us out of our prayerless slumber.

Praying Together: An Invisible, Yet Vital Work

By Megan Hill | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 06.21.2016

Corporate prayer isn’t much to look at. But it’s one of the most important things a church does.

Corporate Prayer Is More than Your Personal Quiet Time

By Zach Schlegel | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 06.21.2016

Corporate prayer is not just 300 people having their own quiet time; it’s 300 people praying together.

The Holy Spirit, Prayer, and Preaching

By David Helm | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 06.17.2016

When we genuinely embrace the conviction of our need for the Spirit, we give ourselves to the work of prayer and the work of preaching.

WHY PRAY IN THE CHURCH

Praying the “Big Four” Corporately

By John Onwuchekwa | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 06.20.2016

Adoration, confession, thanksgiving, and supplication. How should we pray on Sunday morning?

Praying in Elders’ Meetings

By Greg Spraul | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 06.21.2016

Elders often deal with difficult cases, so shouldn’t we pray for wisdom?

The Privilege and Power of a Praying Pastor’s Wife

By Erin Wheeler | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 06.21.2016

We might say we believe prayer is important, but are we praying regularly, specifically, and expectantly?

Praying in Discipling Relationships among Sisters

By Carrie Russell | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 06.21.2016

When we disciple others, we have the privilege of helping them follow Jesus. Prayer is a critical tool in doing that.

Praying as a Church for the World and Your City 

By Phil Ryken | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 06.21.2016

If God rules over kingdoms, then kingdoms are our concern, and we should discipline ourselves to pray both for the world in general and our cities in particular.

HOW TO PRAY IN THE CHURCH

Looking to the Past for Lessons about Prayer

By Thomas S. Kidd | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 06.03.2016

With all due regard to churches’ individual circumstances, it’s hard to justify the lack of congregational prayer in many of today’s churches, or the relegation of prayer to an obligatory sidelight.

Learning to Pray by Listening in Church

By Claudia Anderson | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 06.21.2016

My every prayer of thanksgiving should properly begin with gratitude to those who took me to church as a child and who, when I was long grown, invited me back.

Pastor’s Forum: Stories of Answered Prayer

By A. Menikoff, D. Newkirk, G. Conner, G. Kell, J. Vincent, S. Kelly | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 06.21.2016

A few brief stories of how God has answered church-wide prayers.

4 Reasons You Should Add a Regular Prayer Service to Your Church Calendar

By Brad Wheeler | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 06.21.2016

If you could add one thing to your church calendar, what would it be? Have you considered adding a regular prayer service?

Looking to the New Testament for Models of Corporate Prayer

By Andy Davis | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 06.21.2016

There is evidence in the New Testament that the Holy Spirit wills to use prayer meetings to pour out his power again and again on local churches.

How to Keep Your Spontaneous Prayers from Sounding Aimless and Shallow

By Brian Davis | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 06.21.2016

Praying without preparation should be as natural to us as sharing the gospel with someone. It is simply what we do as Christians.

How to Keep Your Scripted Prayers from Sounding Stiff and Robotic

By Dave Comeau | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 06.21.2016

Watching your tone, pacing, and pauses will keep your scripted prayers from sounding robotic and stiff.

Why You Should Be Praying the Psalms

By Donald S. Whitney | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 06.09.2016

Tired of praying the same old things about the same old things? Try praying the psalms.

Learning How to Pray Fervently from Benjamin Francis

By Michael A. G. Haykin | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 06.21.2016

Looking to an 18th-century pastor for wisdom on what to pray for, and how to pray.

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The Shocking, Abysmal, and Embarrassing Failure of Churches to Pray

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 06.10.2016

Prayerlessness is a problem in so many churches. What can we do about it?

Book Review: Calling on the Name of the Lord: A Biblical Theology of Prayer, by J. Gary Millar

Review by Paul Alexander | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 10.14.2016

Why pray certain things? Because the Bible tells you to from cover to cover. This book will simplify, motivate, and focus your own prayer life.

The Reformation and Your Church

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Healthy Churches around the World

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Authority: God’s Good and Dangerous Gift

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The Church Praying

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Confessions, Covenants, and Constitutions: How to Organize Your Church

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Vanishing Church?

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Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church

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The Church Singing

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Prosperity Gospel

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Is Scripture Enough?

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Church and Churches

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Pastoring Christians for the Workplace

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Discipling in the Church

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Mercy Ministry in the Church

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Wanted: Apostolic Pastors

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The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion

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Don’t Be Too Cool for Sunday School

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Revitalize: Why We Must Reclaim Dying Churches—and How

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The Pastor and his Staff, Part 2

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Church Membership: Holding the Body Together

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Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes?

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Pastoral Moves

January—February 2011
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November—December 2010
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Hell: Remembering the Awful Reality

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Pastoring Women

July—August 2010
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Deacons

May—June 2010
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A New Evangelical Liberalism

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Church Discipline (Part 2)

November—December 2009

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Missions

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Multi-site Churches

May—June 2009

Young Pastors

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Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors

January–February 2009

Counseling in the Church

November–December 2008

Family & Parenting

September–October 2008

Marriage & Pastor’s Wives

July—August 2008

Living As a Church

May–June 2008

Cooperation

March–April 2008

Corporate Prayer

January–February 2008

Church & Culture

November–December 2007

Race and Ethnicity

September—October 2007

The Gospel

July–August 2007

Preaching

May–June 2007

Elders (Part 2)

March–April 2007

Hospitality & Friendship

January 2007

Elders (Part 1)

February 2007

Biblical Theology

November–December 2006

The Church’s Mission

October 2006

The Emerging Church

September 2006

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